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Notice to Owners of Sony Digital Still Cameras

Sony Asia has recently noticed that a limited number of Sony products that incorporate an image sensor device, or CCD, manufactured from October 2002 through March 2004 may exhibit the following condition: When the product is used in camera mode, the LCD panel and/or electronic viewfinder exhibits either a distorted image or no image. Affected products:
DSC-F717, P10, P12, P2, P31, P32, P51, P52, P7, P71, P72, P8, P92, U10, U20, U30, U60, V1, MVC-CD250, CD400, CD500, FD100 and FD200.
If your camera exhibits such behavior, check with your local Sony service and support organization...

PRESS SUMMARY

Notice to Owners of Sony Digital Still Cameras - digital camera and photography newsThank you for your support and patronage of Sony products.

It has recently come to our attention that a limited number of Sony products that incorporate an image sensor device, or CCD, manufactured from October 2002 through March 2004 may exhibit the following condition:

When the product is used in camera mode, the LCD panel and/or electronic viewfinder exhibits either a distorted image or no image.

We have determined that this condition only occurs to a limited number of units, but may be accelerated if the units are exposed to high temperature and humidity environment.

In our efforts to ensure customer satisfaction, Sony will offer free out of warranty repair to the owners of applicable products exhibiting the above-mentioned condition caused by the image sensor device.

Thank you for your understanding of this situation.
October 8, 2005
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